Put That Gummy Candy Down!

We are flawed……..

You may want to think twice about reaching for that Swedish fish or Gummy Bear. If you are like me, I am flawed when it comes to having something sweet. Despite my professional wisdom, I do on occasion indulge in a chocolate chip cookie or a scoop of chocolate ice cream after dinner. In general, my will power is firm but once and awhile, I will “go for it”.


My patient “went for it” yesterday. In reality, she lost. “I felt a sharp pain and heard a pop and knew something was wrong. It was a Starburst”, she added.

Clinical and radiological exam revealed a fractured root. Incidentally, the tooth had been previously root canal treated. In this case, the assessment was to extract and place an immediate dental implant. In fact, existing bone quality and quantity was great. The patient was motivated. I was ready for the challenge.


To begin with, I administered 2% lidocaine locally. Without delay, I sectioned the roots and removed the scoundrel segments. In a moment, the dental implant was precisely placed into its proper orbit. Shortly after, donor bone graft was packing to keep everything firm in place. Adjacent to this immediate implant, I placed a second implant to close the molar gap. This had been a longtime desire of the patient. The gap bothered her, when she smiled.

My Philosophy

Life can be challenging . On occasion, after taking care of everyone around us, it is okay to treat yourself to a simple joy such as a delicious sweet candy or an extra glass of Riesling. With that being said, pick and choose your “poison”. For this reason, gummy type candies are equivalent to playing Russian Roulette with your teeth. It is important to realize not to complicate your life with unintended consequences.

The root was under the crown
Split in 1/2

Two implants placed
Two Implants.


Dr. Emilio & Associates,  Always Accepts  New Patients. He especially exceeds at treating same day emergencies patients suffering from tooth ache pains.

His goal is to keep his patients’ Teeth and Gums Healthy For Life.

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